Opinion

A map of Laurelhurt with a pop out of the Talaris site.

Why We Need an Affordable Talaris

Many areas in the North End of Seattle historically kept out communities of color. It contained a patchwork of racial covenants, and banks furthered...

Sawant: PSE Fire Underscores Need to Ban Fracked Gas

That freakish gas flare erupting from the sidewalk in the Central District on February 24th was an ominous double-warning about the danger of relying...
students do an outdoor activity at Lincoln High School

Dubicki: Save Seattle Schools, Dissolve the District

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To be upfront, I am pissed at Seattle Public Schools. As a parent of school-age kids, I have been subjected to SPS’s anti-union propaganda...
Washington state outline with ethernet cables

Op-Ed: Washington Needs Internet for All

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Last week, Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) filed House Bill 1336. This bill should be celebrated widely and has the potential to upend the internet monopolies in Washington State. We have...

Laughably Awful Pedersen Op-Ed Justifies Printing Out Seattle Times

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Paper is compostable. Bad opinions are not. Oh, for an easier assignment than to address the flubs and follies of Councilmember Alex Pedersen’s Seattle Times...

McGauley: The Case for Seattle County

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Growing up in the Old Northwest, I was used to townships and counties being small, arbitrary but generally orderly boxes that operate as the...
Inslee holds the scissors and other high-level officials look on outside the SR-99 tunnel in February 2019.

Inslee’s Climate Proposal: Necessary, but Don’t Call It Bold

Inslee announces bold climate package for 2021–2023 biennium. That’s the subject of an email that hit my inbox yesterday afternoon. I skipped the email text...
Single Family homes.

Dubicki: When Upzoning Becomes a Fool’s Errand

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Yesterday’s report that Seattle’s housing prices rose 11.6% over where they were in November 2019 comes as zero surprise to anyone who has toyed...